• Cooper, Anthony


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations


    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    604-875-2000 ext. 6008
    Jennifer Far
    Assistant Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    Room 1D64 
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Paediatric Bone Health and Mobility
    • Lower limb deformity 
    • Hip
    • Bone Tumours
    • Patient reported outcomes

    My research interests range from studies involving paediatric hip, lower limbs, feet, trauma and bone tumours. I am specifically interested in advancing research around paediatric bone health and mobility. In addition to looking at the clinical outcomes, I am also interested in looking at the outcomes reported directly by the patients or caregivers of patients specifically their quality of life. By studying these outcomes, I am aiming to look at the effectiveness of treatments I use in clinic and to explore ways to improve the quality of life of my patients. I also collaborate with biomechanical engineers to generate computerised models of hip in order to imitate different deformities around hip joint.

    Current Projects
    Simple Bone Cyst in Kids - A multicenter randomized clinical trial

    Objective: To compare the effectiveness of two common treatments those are used by orthopaedic surgeons to treat simple bone cysts. This study will provide Level I evidence comparing the effectiveness of two treatment interventions for SBC in pediatric patients: 1. curettage with puncture, and 2. curettage with puncture and injection of Vitoss morsels.  
    Primary Site – Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto

    Computer generated geometric model for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

    Objective: To create a geometric model of an adolescent hip in order to simulate different deformities found in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE).  

    Health related Quality of Life in children with Lower Limb Deficiency

    Objectives: a) To develop and validate a disease specific health related quality of life tool for children with lower limb deficiency. b) To establish the baseline health related quality of life in these children using the newly developed tool. c) To investigate the quality of life of caregivers of children with lower limb deficiency.

    Patient reported outcomes in children with Lower Limb Deformity: A systematic review

    Objectives: a) To identify all health concepts important to children with lower limb deformities.
    b) To identify any existing patient reported outcomes to measure QOL in children with lower limb deformities. c)To indentify determinants of QOL for children with lower limb deformities.

    Weight bearing MRI in Perthes Disease: A Pilot Study 

    Objective: To evaluate femoral head deformity and extrusion in Legg–Calvé–Perthes Disease using functional weight-bearing MRI.

    Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in Rare Disorders in orthopaedics 

    Collaboration with the department of biochemical diseases. 
    Objective: To identify rare disorders in orthopaedics using NGS 

    Selected Publications

    d’Entremont AG, Cooper AP, Johari A, Mulpuri K.  What Clinimetric Evidence Exists for Using Hip-specific Patient-reported Outcome Measures in Pediatric Hip Impingement? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Apr; 473(4):1361-1367. PMID: 25367111.

    Cooper AP, Chhina H, Howren A, Alvarez C. The Contralateral foot in Children with unilateral club foot, Is the unaffected side normal? Gait and Posture 2014; 40(3) 375-380. PMID: 25001577.

    Cooper AP, Evans OG, Ali F M, Flowers M. A novel method for assessing post-operative femoral head reduction in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics August 2014; 8(4): 319-324.PMID: 24993902.

    Cooper AP, Doddabasappa S, Mulpuri K. Evidence Based Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 2014; 45(3): 341-354. PMID: 24975762.

    Cooper AP, Salih S, Gheddis C, Foster P, Fernandes JA, Madan SS. The Oblique Plane Deformity in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics 2014; 8 (2): 121-127. PMID: 24554127.

    Cooper AP, Ali AA. Rotator Cuff Tears (Review Article). Surgery 2013; 31(4): 168-171.

    Cooper AP, Davies AG, Fernandes JA, Madan SS. Treatment of Severe Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis via the Ganz Surgical Dislocation and Anatomical Reduction: A prospective study. Bone Joint Journal 2013; 95-B 424-429. PMID: 23450032.

    Cooper AP, Basheer SZ, Maheshwari R, Regan L, Madan SS Outcomes of hip arthrosopy. A prospective analysis and comparison between patients under 25 and over 25 years of age. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013; 47: 234-238. PMID: 22797420.

    Cooper AP, Flowers MJ. Redislocation and the computerised tomography evaluation of developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal Bone Joint Surgery Br 2012; 94B Supp XXIV 2.

    Cooper AP, Prtak L, Townsend R, Buckley SC. Routine intra-operative microbiological samples in direct exchanges of total hip replacements. A retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive cases with minimum 1 year follow up. Journal Bone Joint Surgery (Proceedings) 2010; 92B Supp III 395 A.


    Effect of femoral epiphysis position and pin location on impingement in SCFE: a geometrical modeling study. Rare Disease Foundation. 2013-2014.

    Accuracy of deformity measurement in slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a geometrical modeling study. Rare Disease Foundation. 2014-2015.

    Use of functional weight bearing MRI to evaluate femoral head deformity and extrusion in Legg-Calve Perthes Disease: a pilot study. iACT Trainee Clinical Investigator Seed Grant Competition, CFRI. 2014-2015.

    Screw Trajectory in different femoral neck geometries in slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a geometrical modeling study. Rare Disease Foundation. 2014-2015.

    Development and validation of patient reported outcome instrument for children with lower limb deformities. Orthopaedics Research Excellence Fund, UBC. 2015-2017.

    Honours & Awards
    • Getty Plate for best academic project 2011 (Runner up)
    • Best Podium Presentation at the Combined British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeons/British Limb Reconstruction Society 2011 (Runner up)
    • Getty Plate for best academic project 2009
    Research Group Members

    Dr. Alex Aarvold – Orthopaedic Fellow
    Ms. Harpreet Chhina – Research Manager
    Ms. Cadi Fortes – Co-op student